Frozen Maggots

Brian the Fish

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The last day I fished was a Winter League match in March 2017, and the leftover maggots, in Krill powder, I brought home to freeze for the next time I fished.
I have not been since that day.
The maggots were placed in a bag and vacuum packed then put in my bait freezer.
During this lock-down period I thought I would clear out the freezer.
They look as plump and colourful as the day they were frozen.
I put these out for the birds etc. this morning.

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Zerkalo

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My mum would go mad if I started putting maggots in the freezer. She found some maggots crawling in the garage fridge today after they sweated and escaped a few days ago. I thought I'd got them all up and that's why I've bought some maize flour. Those do look very fresh though.
 

Capt Birdseye

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Oddly enough, I put a pint of reds out for the birds at different locations and they’ve not touched them, yet the birds down at the ponds where I fish help themselves
 

Brian the Fish

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The dead reds have not been touched yet.
I tried some before with my sisters chickens and they ignored them.
I'll see tonight with the foxes and badgers.
 

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I put a baitbox of red and white mixed maggots out for the birds a couple of years ago. All the white ones were taken but strangely, they left the reds.
since then though, they have taken all colours.
 

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My other half asked if I fancied Spaghetti Bolognese for tea as she had taken a bag of minced beef out of the freezer. Not very happy when I told her it wasn't minced beef but a pint of red maggots in a white freezer bag ! Hard hat area for a while but I'm sure she'll calm down !
 

Rick123

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I put some 2mm soft pellets out I'd not used, thought the birds would go mad. Nothing didn't seem to know what they were I reckon?
 

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Red maggots are full of dye that isn't good for much. The red dye kills maggots when they put too much on. Fluoro dye is even worse. It's a real balancing act for the breeders. Sometimes when a gallon of fluro maggots turn up at the shop with good colour, you'll get 2 pints of dead when you put them through a riddle for the first time. The chicken/duck keepers that visit our shop only take whites. A guy that keeps finches takes pinkies but waits until the feed spot has cleared to get rid of contaminants. I wouldn't feed my pet fish red/fluros.
 
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